I have been researching for months now about Doberman Pinschers and I have fallen in love with the breed. They are loyal, intelligent, and great protectors which is why I would like to get one as a pet. However, I am struggling to find apartment complexes that allow this breed.
I have looked into various apartment complexes in my area but most of them have restrictions on owning aggressive breeds, which unfortunately includes Dobermans. I understand that some people do consider them to be aggressive, but I have done my research and I believe that with proper training and socialization, Dobermans can be gentle and obedient.
I am hoping someone can offer me any advice or tips on how to find an apartment complex that will allow me to keep a Doberman as a pet. Perhaps there are certain areas or neighborhoods in my city where this breed is more accepted? Or maybe there are certain training programs that can help me demonstrate that my Doberman will be a friendly and well-behaved pet?
Any guidance would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
I encountered a similar problem when trying to adopt a Doberman Pinscher a while back. The few apartments that did allow pets restricted certain breeds, and Doberman Pinschers were unfortunately blacklisted.
After much online research, I discovered that some organizations offer programs in which you can have your dog certified as a “Canine Good Citizen,” which is a recognized title by the American Kennel Club. This certification proves that the dog has demonstrated responsible pet ownership, solid temperament, obedience, and good behavior. Many apartment complexes that prohibit high-energy breeds, like Doberman Pinschers, may accept certified "Canine Good Citizen" dogs.
In my case, I signed my dog up for obedience training classes to acquire basic skills such as fetching, coming when called, and staying on the leash. Later, I took the CGC test, and my dog passed with flying colors. I provided documentation of the accomplishment to my apartment, and they made an exemption.
Therefore, I would recommend enrolling in obedience classes and obtaining the CGC certification if you're unable to locate an apartment that allows Doberman Pinschers. It can benefit both you and your pup while bypassing apartment obstacles.